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Posts from ‘April, 2006’

Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Parties divide up vacant posts, avoid another government collapse…

Defense Minister Gediminas Kirkilas, a Social Democrat, said that the agreement still had to be approved by each party. "Moreover, we intend to sign a protocol committing [each party] not to tak...

Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Lithuania’s coalition of instability…

Led by Social Democrat Algirdas Brazauskas, the government received authorization to work in December 2004. The coalition was formed by four parties 's the New Union, the Labor Party, the Farmer...

Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Government to make final push for euro…

"Lithuania has been in the ERM II for two years and complies with all Maastricht criteria, including public debt and fiscal deficit. We may comply with the inflation criterion if the rounding pro...

Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Ruling coalition survives sans New Union…

71 seats 's in Parliament. By backing the opposition-led vote, the Labor Party, the coalition's dominant member and Lithuania's most popular political party, had hoped to tip the balance of force...

Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Opposition forum calls for putting Lukashenko on trial…

Authors of the address said Lukashenko's policies had long ago surpassed all limits of human tolerance. The Belarusian people will most likely bring the dictator to trial when circumstances allow...

Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Baltic Sea resolution in PACE to see light of day…

Two months ago, the initiative, which focused on ecological threats to the Baltic Sea caused by WWII-era chemical weapons, was named among this year's PACE policy priorities in the sphere of envi...

Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Prosecutors to appeal Dailide punishment verdict…

The defendant's lawyer, Algirdas Matuiza, was also set to lodge an appeal. He said that he would ask the Court of Appeals to cancel the Vilnius District Court's ruling and acquit Dailide of all c...



LITHUANIA is a state in Northern Europe which has borders with Latvia, Russia, Poland and Belarus. Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden and Denmark. Lithuania covers around 65 thousands square kilometers. The only official language in Lithuania is Lithuanian. Lithuania as a state is a parliamentary republic with internal division of 60 municipalities. The capital of Lithuania is Vilnius. Lithuania is a member of NATO, and the European Union and the Council of Europe. In 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture and Lithuania celebrated the millennium of its name.

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